Kristen Cloutier is a friend, colleague and, in my estimation, a skillful, compassionate and smart public servant.

She has been City Council president for four years and represents an elected official Lewiston can take great pride in. She does her homework, is a careful steward of residents’ tax dollars and helps negotiate challenging issues with competence and compassion. She is an effective advocate in areas such as public health, pedestrian safety, work force development and holding the line on property taxes.

Lewiston residents would be well served by electing Kristen Cloutier to the city’s legislative delegation.

State Sen. Nate Libby, Lewiston